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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Rewind film: Cocktail (1988)

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by Pavan Shamdasani

    ... Pavan Shamdasani Cocktail Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue Director: Roger Donaldson Forget the Swinging Sixties. Forget disco. No nightlife era was as awesome as the 1980s. Being a bartender was the best thing ever: their regular customers drank heavily but weren't alcoholics; they tipped extremely well, dressed sexily and regularly slept with the staff but weren't ...

  2. Alcohol advertising a danger to teens

    Posted Apr 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alcohol advertising is everywhere. It is not uncommon for us to find it on TV, in newspapers and even on the buses. Yet, these widespread advertisements can have some undesirable effects on teenagers. When adolescents see eye-catching advertisements, they can be easily lured into trying alcohol. What's more, most of these promotions have made drinking alcohol look glamorous. ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    Bar review: Joe Bananas

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:55pm by Charley Lanyon

    ... fruity and full of tasty berry bits. The verdict: my friend arrived before me and texted me: "It's like someone's alcoholic father cleaned up their act and is looking and sounding ...

  4. The Beer Garden

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott Happy Valley Racecourse, 2 Sports Road, Happy Valley. Tel: 2966 8111 The vibe: there was a time when it was a tough ask to get a non-racing person to join you midweek at Happy Valley. Now, it seems, everyone wants in on the act. Who would hav ...

  5. Betty Ford Centre provides haven for the rich and famous

    Posted Aug 08th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... struggled to keep their demons at bay. Under the terms of her probation order, Bokhary is to spend three months at the centre for alcohol rehabilitation. According to the centre's website, a 90-day stay will cost US$49,550. On her return to Hong Kong, she must attend Alcoholics Anonymous and go back to court for a progress report in four months. Whatever the end result, it is likely ...

  6. News - China - CRIME

    Prisoner of conscience: Death-row inmate on the run leaves cash for stolen mooncakes

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:38pm by Keira Lu Huang Keira.huang@scmp.com

    ... Keira Lu Huang Keira.huang@scmp.com A death-row inmate still on the run after killing a prison guard and escaping with two other prisoners at Harbin jail last Tuesday, left behind 120 yuan (about HK$150) at a shop after sneaking in at night to take alcohol and mooncakes. Gao Yulun, 50 – who was awaiting a death sentence – fled with Wang Damin, 35, and Li Haiwei, 29, after ...

  7. Doctor suspended for alcohol-tainted syrup

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau A doctor who prescribed alcohol-tainted syrup to patients in 2006 was suspended from practising for a year yesterday by the Medical Council. In 2008 Dr Hin Lin-yee, who ... In 2006, in his clinic in Yat Tung Shopping Centre in Tung Chung, Hin prescribed the alcohol-tainted syrup for running nose and allergy to four children. A six-year-old boy felt a burning in his ...

  8. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Writers bemoan the demon drink

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... the traditional January 1 headache, we can take some consolation that we are not alone. Paying the price for the party is nothing new. Hangovers have been around for as long as alcohol, and for much ... on waking, as he often did, in a state of profound alcoholic disorientation. "No need to stir. Remembering this I'm drunk all day. Lying helpless beside the porch. Waking to see the deep ...

  9. Want Want aims to tap women's alcohol market

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow in Shanghai The children who grew up with Tsai Eng-meng's rice crackers have finally reached the legal age for alcohol, which translates into a new business opportunity. The Taiwanese snack food tycoon's empire, Want Want China Holdings, will be diversifying its food business and tapping into the lucrative market for alcohol next year. It will launch ...




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